Here's where I annoy a lot of my atheist and agnostic friends...
Why is legislation the main (in many cases the ONLY focus) for decreasing gun issues?
I've thought about this quite a bit and I can't think of any other problem where nearly all of our efforts fixate on restrictions for responsible people. Areas like alcohol prohibition and the drug war that also fixated on restrictions haven't been successful.
lol before anyone makes all the normal assumptions about me, I don't like the NRA. Although it needs to be noted the evil NRA is still the biggest proponent of gun safety, training and insurance in the USA.
I think we can significantly decrease gun injuries and deaths without major restrictions for responsible people.
I think a mix of formal and informal interventions would be best for gun issues-that's what we strive for on other issues like unwanted pregnancy, drunk driving, work safety...
BTW some politicians even admit they DO NOT WANT answers for abortion, guns or immigration bc those are hot button cash cows for candidates and party